How to Make Pointillism Art with Q-tips and Watercolors
Pointillism art with Q-tips is one of our standby, super-easy-yet-interesting activities that we turn to again and again. Watercolors work great for this!
Glue Drawing with Chalk - The Kitchen Table Classroom
This glue and chalk pastel technique creates graphic outlines with glue and fills in the spaces with vibrant color from chalk pastels.
End of Year Activities Bundle: Printable & Digital Memory Book, Crafts, Writing
Keep your students engaged and having fun right through the last day of school! End of Year Bundle includes End of Year Activities (Summer Bucket List, Word Searches, Making Words, Break the Codes), End of Year and Summer Glyphs, End of Year Memory Book & Writing Prompts!
20 Must-Follow Art Teacher Blogs
These are 20 of my favorite, must-follow art education blogs with inspiring and creative art lessons for all grade levels. Check them out!
Looking at Insects
Objective: To draw a larger than life insect on 11x14 watercolor paper and create value by adding stippling (pointilism). TSW also watercolor the background of their artwork with a cool color (Blue, Purple, or Green) Here are some examples of the project created my 6th grade students (semester): © Live Art, Breathe Art © Live Art Breathe Art, 2015 © Live Art Breathe Art, 2015 © Live Art Breathe Art, 2015 © Live Art Breathe Art, 2015
A variety of works demonstrating your understanding of three dimensional design (unity/variety, balance, emphasis, contrast, rhythm, repetition, proportion/scale, occupied/unoccupied space, mass,...
Foldable Summer Bucket List Craft, End of the School Year Craftivity
PRINTABLE ACTIVITY: You will download a foldable Summer bucket list card for your students to make. It works will as a literacy center craft activity. There are seven variations of the ONE template, including open-ended options to meet the individual needs of all your students.✎ The card is the size...
Self-Portrait Workshop – Paul Klee
Here is a sampling of self-portraits inspired by artist Paul Klee (including one in progress) from my last teacher workshop. Paul Klee (1879-1940) was a Swiss artist known for his highly individual, abstract style. His work was influenced by many different art movements, including Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism. This project uses squares of “bleeding tissue” …
Art in the Middle...school
Perhaps you have seen these ads from Sharpie...if not, do, they are way cool! The Sharpie blog also has a great Chemming Boey video. We started a lesson by looking at the work of Chemming Boey and discussing what we thought of it... How would they like to draw without sketching first? How would they feel about throwing out at 80% finished project because you "messed it up." What do they think of drawing on coffee cups? What else could they draw on? How does he make dark and light ares? We…
MS: A Painter's World
Tommy Amelia Robbie Ella Middle school work at last! This is a project I designed during my student teaching at RISD. The goal for this lesson was to study a painting and recreate it in a three-dimensional model, applying the artists' painting technique and color palette. It was also to understand scale and construct models. We first looked at a slideshow of different landscape paintings and analyzed them using elements and principles of design while also answering a worksheet that required…